Come celebrate our southern neighbor in the Historic Core. No, not South Park… Mexico!
Check out all these great Cinco de Mayo events taking place this weekend in our neighborhood. ¡Vámonos!

Mercado Histórico, aka Historic Farmers Market

Our favorite weekly farmers market, Historic Farmers Market, will be getting some extra Cinco de Mayo flare. Come for empanadas and tamales, enjoy breakfast burritos from Two Bits, shop from Mexican craft artisans, and stay for live Mexican music. The Historic Farmers Market happens every Sunday from 9am to 2pm.

5th St between Spring and Broadway,, #HistoricFarmersMarket

Party at Coronados

Coronados Mexican Restaurant & Bar will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with great food, music, ice cold Negra Modelo and Modelo Especial beer on draft, plus handmade margaritas and exotic tequila cocktails. Although 5 de Mayo was originally to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French on May 5, 1862, they invite you to celebrate the fresh ingredients that go in their delicious food and drinks! Join anytime from 11:00am to 11:00pm.

212 W. 5th St., 213-489-0138,

80s Theme at Las Perlas

DJ Darren Revell will spin records from the most musically awesome decade ever for a dance party that starts at noon. There will be drink specials and a cocktail list as long as your arm. There will also be tacos on the patio with carne asada, chorizo and chicken versions for $1.50.

107 E. Sixth St., 213-988-8355 or

Keepin’ It Authentic at Ensenada

Ensenada Restaurant, the Historic Core’s original Mexican restaurant, has been serving great food on 5th/Spring for 25 years, and May 5th, 2013 will be no exception. Beer, michelada, and margaritas specials will start at 1:30pm and work their way through the evening. Plus you can’t go wrong with the Botana de Antojitos Mexicanos, their Mexican appetizer plate of a taco, enchilada, taquitos, sope and beans and rice for $14.95.

517 S. Spring St., (213) 489-2950,

Cinco de Drinko at Silo Vodka Bar

Silo’s Cinco de Mayo celebration includes great deals on carnitas sliders, tacos, and of course chips n’ guac. In addition to their terrific cocktails, they will also be serving cheap specials such as Maestro Dobel tequila double shots, Silo margaritas, and the ever popular 3 dollar Tecate.

221 W. 7th St., 213-221-7965,

Early to Rise at La Cita

Opening at 10am on May 5th, La Cita will have ten hours of have drink specials. The bar will host a “Holy Guacamole” competition and free tacos will be available until the kitchen runs out. Live music comes from folk band Chubasco and DJ Noir will spin from 5-10 p.m.

336 S. Hill St., 213-687-7111,

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